Hey guys, I’m so pleased you’re back here to check out my next stage :). Thank you so much for your time!!
Stage 5 is all about Denver. Boyfriend and I got of the train three nights ago, and we stayed in a proper hotel. Gosh was that expensive, I mean, I feel bad about it… but we couldn’t find anything cheaper, really, unless we would have been happy to walk several miles with our 7 kids (“7 kids”= our bags; we call them kids, cause they have to be guarded in kind of the same way).
Day 1 in Denver:
We finally had the chance to withdraw some American cash. When it had come out, and I held it in my hands, I just thought “Wow, just like Monopoly money… And still the same as the last time… 18 years ago”. Then I smelled it. American money has a typical smell. I love it! (Ha, who doesn’t love the smell of money, but that’s irrelevant in this case.)
Denver is a very beautiful city. Honestly, I was surprised about that but can’t tell you why. I loved the skyscrapers and red brick-buildings amongst them. Some looked a little older, and that style just made it all so pretty. Also, Denver is a VERY clean city, WOW! I have seen so many in North America and Southern Europe, and the cleanest I had seen so far (as in BIG cities!) were Munich and Zurich. Now, Denver is just as clean as these two cities. You could almost eat from the floor!
Day 2 in Boulder (about 23 miles outside of Denver, right next to the Rocky Mountains; we took a bus to get there and it cost only $4.50 per journey, with buses running every 15 minutes – great service!):
Boulder is LOVELY. Clean and soooo pretty. If all places in Colorado are like Denver and Boulder, then I must say this is a cool state to live in.
They have such beautiful houses in Boulder:
And accessories 😉 :
Spring was at its peak:
We went for a little hike in these red boulders:
Back in Downtown Boulder, we saw this fire hydrant. Look how shiny even THAT thing is:
Day 3 in Denver again:
We went to Capitol Hill. Okay, some of these pictures are actually from two days ago (because we were already outside the building and took pictures; but we didn’t go inside – it was a Sunday! Today we went inside, and it was amazing):
Now, let’s step inside the Capitol:
Not a bad walk to the office, eh?
Me in the Senate:
And THEIR fountain sinks are EVEN SHINIER:
And this was the absolute highlight: I asked a few people inside the Capitol if they were politicians. After a few attempts, I was successful and met Representative Lang Sias, a Republican in the House of Colorado. He was very, very nice, and I talked to him, asked him for an autograph (just because I wanted one from an American politician; I hadn’t known him at all!) and then Boyfriend took this picture of him and me (the guy behind us is Martin Luther King… sorry about the quality of this and a few other pictures above… we mainly used only our phone for taking pictures inside the Capitol):
In about an hour’s time, Boyfriend and I will be leaving Denver, jumping back on a train, continuing our journey back to Europe. Please stay tuned if you enjoyed these pics (I hope so 🙂 ).
Oh, and of course, here’s what “mooning” is… crazy American people but sooo hilarious (all passengers on the train started cheering at these wonderful sights):